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Nestled right in the center of the Americas, Guatemala is one of the most diverse countries in the world. The Pacific and Atlantic oceans lap its coasts while a volcanic mountain range is home to seven unique biomes. Guatemala is the home to the largest living Mayan population in the world, still speaking more than 20 ancient Mayan languages and dialects, and maintaining traditions from the pre-Hispanic days. We’ll travel across dramatic landscapes and back in time to gain insight into the complex and ever-evolving fabric of these places, and the ways in which time-honored traditions are being carried forward.
The listed price of the trip is per person based on double occupancy.
You’re in good company. Solo travelers typically make up about half of our small groups. With curiosity at the center of our experiences, there’s a natural camaraderie that develops over the course of a trip. We have two options for you:
Shared Room (subject to the latest Covid-19 guidelines): You'll be matched with another solo traveler of the same gender.
Private Room: Have your own room, subject to availability, for a supplemental cost of $610. After booking your trip, please request a private room when you fill out your traveler information form and we’ll add the option to your booking and final balance.
Travelers should be comfortable staying on their feet for long stretches at a time and walking up to 3 to 4 miles over the course of a day. You should be comfortable walking on both flat and uneven ground, as well as stairs, dirt roads, and mixed terrain. The itinerary includes optional evening and sunrise hikes in Tikal, which include walking through the jungle. There is also a boat ride on Day 7.
You should plan to arrive in Guatemala City by 3 p.m. on Day 1 and depart anytime on Day 10. If you'd like to spend a few extra nights in the area, we'd be more than happy to recommend places to stay and things to do in the city on your own.
Your participation in this trip will provide significant financial contributions to the communities we visit, directly supporting small businesses, cooperatives, and local families. The trip’s focus on learning about the complexities of indigenous culture and the ongoing effects of colonization promote greater understanding and the preservation of greatly valued traditions. In addition, our visits to important archaeological sites will help to properly maintain them for future generations.
As long as we are notified in advance, most dietary restrictions can be accommodated, including vegetarian, Gluten-free, and nut-free diets. Note that providing vegan options in certain regions can be more challenging, but possible as long as you're willing to be flexible and can bring or buy your own snacks to supplement certain meals. Unfortunately, a kosher diet is not something we're able to arrange for.
Visa requirements for Guatemala vary depending on traveler citizenship. Please check requirements for travel to Guatemala and any countries passed through in transit. A passport is required for international travel. We recommend your passport expire at least six months after your return home.